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Marie’s daily verse: 

Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ—the Son of the Father—will continue to be with us who live in truth and love (2 John 1:3).

DAILY DEVOTION, July 2, 2022

You are the light of the world…. let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16).

What a compliment Jesus pays to His disciples! He had declared that He is the light of the world. Now He declares that we too are the light of the world. He also explains what that means. We are to occupy ourselves with good deeds. Our quality of life is to be so transparent that when others see us they wonder how it is that we live such radiant lives. Our good deeds are so obvious that they shine forth as light. Others are drawn to the Savior as they observe our character.

A Chinese doctor built a hospital during the communist revolution. The communist destroyed his hospital. Nevertheless, he continued to care for wounded communist soldiers. General Chaing Kai-shek saw this and asked how the doctor could do this after those soldiers destroyed his hospital. His wife, a Christian, explained that the doctor was a Christian. The general was so impressed that he decided to become a Christian too. The light of Jesus shone brightly in the good deeds of the doctor into the heart of General Chaing Kai-shek.

Father, I must confess that my light isn’t shining very brightly. I pray that I may take Jesus’ words to heart and strive to be a better Christian so that my life and character will shine more brightly drawing others to the Savior. In His name, I pray, Armen.